What Should I Feed My Dog with a Sensitive Stomach?

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What Should I Feed My Dog with a Sensitive Stomach?

A dog’s digestive system can become irritated from certain foods they ingest just like certain foods can in humans. Could it be the dog food or could it be the table scraps and other foods your dog is eating on a daily basis? Often times we want to blame the dog food brand on our doggy’s tummy woes and maybe it is the dog food brand, but often times our dog is getting way too much fat, carbohydrates and gluten in his diet from table scraps and other processed foods.

If people can become bloated, gaseous and irritated in the gut from gluten products, indigestible fats and too many carbohydrates in the diet than so can dogs and that is what we have to remember. Sometimes we forget that our lovable pooch doesn’t have a stomach made of steel and that something he is eating is causing him to have a sensitive stomach.

5 signs of a sensitive stomach in your dog

Unfortunately dogs are unable to just stop eating something that is harming their intestines and digestion, like people can. Instead our four-legged pets rely on us take care of them and give them what they need to be energetic and fit. Here are the five symptoms of a sensitive stomach in dogs:

1. Diarrhea or constipation with gas

2. Diarrhea and vomiting right after eating

3. Listless and tired

4. Dull eyes and skin, and or, overall appearance

5. Poor appetite or stopped eating altogether

If your dogs becomes sick an hour or two after eating, whether with diarrhea or both diarrhea and vomiting then stop giving him that dog food brand or that people food. An ingredient in the food is making him ill. Usually if you change the dog food brand or stop giving him table scraps and processed food he recovers quickly.

However, if your dog becomes sick 4 to 8 after hours after eating something which is AFTER digestion than your dogs digestive system may not be working properly. The best remedy is to stop feeding him any hard food (dog food and table scraps) for two or three days, except for bone broth. See bone broth recipe here.

Do not worry, your dog will be perfectly fine not eating hard foods for a few days. Bone broth has all the vitamins and minerals your dog needs to stay nourished during the broth fast. Dogs love the flavor of homemade bone broth and it heals the intestinal lining and digestive tract.

Once you notice your dog looks better and seems to have more vitality, you can slowly resume a new dog food brand that is receptive to his health, preferably a natural dog food. We also suggest it would be a good idea to cease feeding your dog table scraps and other processed foods if you have been giving him these things. Most dogs will have sensitive stomachs, among other ailments, if being fed table scraps on a prolonged basis. A little meat with no fat is still ok, however, but no processed carbohydrates and no processed anything.

A Healthy Dog Diet Includes a Wellness Dog Food Supplemented with Bone Broth

We recommend supplementing your dog’s diet with homemade bone broth until his intestines and digestive tract completely heal, which can take up to 6 months to two years depending on the severity of the stomach issues.

What Should I Feed My Dog with a Sensitive Stomach?

Here are three natural dog food brands with the dog food reviews that can be given to a dog with a sensitive stomach. With each dog food brand, we provide the ingredients and nutrition with our reviews.

Acana Duck & Bartlett Pear Formula

Acana Duck and Bartlett Pear Formula is indicated for dogs with a sensitive digestion and it has a unique source of animal meat protein (duck). Based on the ingredients included in Acana Duck & Bartlett Pear Formula we give a 4.9 stars score. Read our Review Here

Wellness Core Dry Dog Food Reduced Fat Formula

The combination of high protein and low fat in the same formula is remarkable and makes this product especially attractive if you are looking for a quality low fat recipe. Based on the ingredients included in Wellness Core Dry Dog Reduced Fat Formula we give a 4.8 stars score.  Read our full review here.

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Formula with Roasted Fowl

Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine is appropriated for all life stages, delivers natural antioxidants and has omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, sustaining a healthy immune system, healthy skin, shiny coat, and overall good health. Based on the ingredients included in Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Roasted Wild Fowl Dry Dog Food we score it with 4.5 stars. Read Entire Review Here

And those are our three healthy picks for dogs with sensitive stomachs. Thank you for visiting our website. Let us know how we’re doing by filling out the contact form above with your questions or suggestions. Until next doggie article, have a fun time with your pooch today!


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One Comment

  1. Anna Sakila April 17, 2018 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Finding the best food for our dog takes time and patience. With a little trial and error, we can find a diet that works for our dog, or we can always consult with a veterinary nutritionist and develop a plan custom tailored to our dog’s needs. Thank you for sharing your information.

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